Pterosphenus Lucas 1898 (snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae

Synonym: Moeriophis Andrews 1901

Full reference: F. A. Lucas. 1898. A new snake from the Eocene of Alabama. United States National Museum Proceedings 21(1164):637-638

Parent taxon: Palaeophiidae according to J. A. McCartney and E. R. Seiffert 2016

See also Andrews 1906, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Head et al. 2005, Holman et al. 1991, Kristensen et al. 2012, Kuhn 1966, Lucas 1898, Parmley and Reed 2003, Rage et al. 2003, Rage et al. 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Westgate and Ward 1981

Sister taxa: Archaeophiinae, Palaeopheinae, Palaeophiinae

Subtaxa: Pterosphenus biswasi Pterosphenus kutchensis Pterosphenus muruntau Pterosphenus schucherti Pterosphenus schweinfurthi Pterosphenus sheppardi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Ecuador (1 collection), Egypt (2), India (3), Libya (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (1), United States (17: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 30 collections including 35 occurrences

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